The former chairman of Jewish Care, Michael Goldmeier, has died after contracting coronavirus.
He had been chairman of Jewish Care for five years before he stepped down in 2006.
Mr Goldmeier, 73, died in hospital over the weekend. He was born in the East End in November 1946 and became a solicitor.
He was a partner at the law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner specialising in commercial litigation and risk and compliance issues.
Previously a United Synagogue Honorary Trustee Officer and Life Member of the United Synagogue Council, Mr Goldmeier played an intimate role in the Jewish community’s organisations.
Mr Goldmeier had also served as a Foundation Governor of the Hasmonean High School and from 2001 until 2015 and sat as a part-time judge in the First Tier Tribunal’s Immigration and Asylum Chamber.
Mr Goldmeier was also a former chairman of Mill Hill Synagogue, and was an inaugural council member of the Jewish Leadership Council upon its creation in 2003.
Most recently, he had been Vice Chair of Governors at the Jewish Free School (JFS). He had been taking an MA in Jewish Studies at University College London.
“Michael was the very greatest of men and we were privileged to have benefitted from his support and wisdom,” said Andrew Moss, JFS’ chair of governors.